I have managed to acquire a pharmaceutical grade plastic vial of
lignocaine (also known as lidocaine) recently. It was sourced from a
hospital, using a very unethical method, so we’ll just concentrate on
the experience report instead. Xylocaine 2% is a sterile solution of
lidocaine for injections. Lignocaine is used as a local anesthetic
(amongst other things) at hospitals and is generally not considered to
have any recreational value.
However, I like experiencing new things and I keep an open mind when
it comes to substances, so I decided to experiment with the lidocaine
solution to see what it feels like. It’s not every day a new and sealed
5 ml vial containing 100 mg of injectible lignocaine comes into your
possession. Lidocaine is a restricted item and is meant to be
administered by qualified medical practitioners only. I’m always up for
trying new substances which may be potentially recreational, depending
on what your definition of recreational is.
I have read that lignocaine is meant to be used with larger gauge
needles for SC injection so I got both 23 gauge and 27 gauge needles.
SC is the shorthand for subcutaneous, better known as “skin
popping”. It’s the method where you insert the syringe needle into and
under your skin without hitting any veins, arteries etc. The syringe
body is bought separately and fitted manually with the needles. All the
injecting equipment is bought from an understanding pharmacy, no
Lignocaine can be administered via IV, but this route seems to be
unsafe without medical supervision, so I would avoid hitting any veins.
I have experience with self-administrating using syringes (more than
I’ll care to admit to), mostly with IV (intravenous injection)
methamphetamine, so I will not be going into that aspect of the
experiment. However, I must state that sixthseal.com does not condone,
promote or encourage the use of illicit drugs or diverted
pharmaceuticals. This is merely a personal experience report with
27 gauge needles
I am obliged to inform readers that injecting has more risks
associated with it compared to other routes of administration so I must
urge people to research and read about safer injecting drug user guides
before even thinking about doing it. I’ve also read (after the fact)
that lidocaine may cause convulsions so it’s a good thing I’m on high
doses of clonazepam (a benzodiazepine with strong anticonvulsive
properties). It should be stated that possession of syringes without
justifiable cause e.g. insulin dependant diabetes, is illegal in some
countries, like Malaysia. Please stay safe.
23 gauge needles
Back to the experience report, I used both gauges to inject 100 mg
of 5 ml lignocaine solution over a 15 minute period. The injection
sites are all on my left forearm, with several insertions around a
small area. I found the 23G needle to be more comfortable. It seems
that the Xylocaine solution is meant to be administered slowly, and a
smaller gauge (“thicker”) syringe feels more comfortable for SC
injection. The site of injection swells up when the lignocaine solution
is administered, and the swelling goes away within an hour or so.
Here are the video clips of the Xylocaine (lignocaine injectable solution) experiment:
I will rate the videos which are more interesting into two categories:
* Must See!
This allows dial up users to only download the more interesting ones, without having to bother with the more mundane videos.
Recommended videos have some interesting content inside and is worth a look if you have the bandwidth.
Must See! videos are the best of the bunch and should be downloaded first as it has the most interesting content.
Video clips which are not rated
are the ones which would be boring for most people since it’s only
there for continuity and documentation. The first few clips are not
rated and thus isn’t worth downloading unless you have a fast
connection or you’re interested in the experiment flow.
Xylocaine experiment introduction video [sixthseal.com]
This video is just an introductory clip with the injecting
paraphernalia e.g. syringes, needles, Xylocaine solution and a quick
description of the experience report.
Xylocaine 27G syringe – drawing lignocaine solution
27 gauge needle drawing lignocaine solution [sixthseal.com]
The Xylocaine plastic vial’s opening ceremony. ;) There is an issue
with the syringe body where the needle does not fully lock into the
syringe lock. This resulted in a less than optimal syringe draw (due to
the lack of a full vacuum environment) and this video clip was aborted
after failing to withdraw any liquid. Further tightening of the screw
in 27 gauge needle resolved this issue.
Xylocaine 27G syringe – first blood!
27G first injection attempt [sixthseal.com]
This is the first SC injection of lignocaine into my upper left
forearm. There’s nothing much to see here (the view is obscured), so I
would recommend downloading the other more interesting videos. This one
shows the initial needle insertion and the administration of a small
amount of lidocaine. There was an initial numbness, which I thought was
the main effect, but this was merely the teaser.
Xylocaine 27G syringe – second attempt
27G second injection video [sixthseal.com]
This video has a clearer shot of the syringe insertion – it goes a
little deep for an SC (subcutaneous) injection, considering the size of
the subject’s (that’s me) forearm. It’s not an IM (intramuscular)
injection, it didn’t go that far. Issues with the syringe body caused
problems with lignocaine flow, so not much got into the site. It’s
worth a look if you’ve already seen the Must See videos below,
otherwise, I’ll recommend downloading those first.
Xylocaine 23G syringe – drawing lignocaine solution
23 gauge needle drawing lidocaine [sixthseal.com]
It was decided at this point that the smaller gauge needle is
brought for a test run. The lower the gauge rating is, the larger the
needle hole is. This makes it easier to administer the solution. Thus,
the 23 gauge needle is swapped in to replace the 27 gauge needle. The
syringe body was also changed to a new one. The first attempt yielded
only 0.5 ml, so the solution was squirted back into the plastic vial
and another attempt made in the next clip.
Xylocaine 23G syringe – first attempt
23G video – SC injection [sixthseal.com]
The syringe was loaded with a rather generous payload, though not
all was administered at this point. The first injection was aborted due
to concerns about hitting a vein and the site moved to the left. You
can actually see the second site swelling up as the SC injection
started transferring the liquid from the syringe into my arm. Astute
viewers can see that I’m not wearing anything and I have some excess
weight in my abdomen area. ;)
Xylocaine 23G syringe – second attempt
* Must See!
23G video of second Xylocaine injection [sixthseal.com]
This is where I get more familiar with lignocaine and start
administering more Xylocaine solution in my SC injections. The swelling
caused by the liquid is clearly visible now and the local anesthetic
qualities of lignocaine start to shine. I also demonstrate how it makes
the injection site numb in this video
Xylocaine – lignocaine SC injection site swelling
* Must See!
The video shows how the SC injection site swells up with liquid
after another SC injection. The needle is inserted at an angle, bevel
side up, and pushed deeper to experiment with different techniques and
how it affects the local anesthetic qualities. The classic angle shot
seems to make more liquid pool up beneath the skin and the numbing
qualities were more noticeable.
Xylocaine – local anesthetic and numbing
* Must See!
Xylocaine’s numbing properties after injection [sixthseal.com]
Here’s the last injection that I filmed – there’s quite a few
insertion points by this point and most of the lignocaine solution has
been used up. This video clip shows the subjective peak activity of the
local anesthetic – the injection sites are rendered numb, and touch
stimuli has lost much of its impact.
Xylocaine thoughts and ending
Lidocaine ending thoughts [sixthseal.com]
I end this experience report with my thoughts about lidocaine.
Basically, it’s fun to play around with, but it’s not recreational in
the true sense of the term. I made an off-hand statement in this video
clip which I must amend here since I don’t have any video editing
software. I mentioned “try it once” somewhere in the video and I have
to make it clear that I was referring to myself. I meant I’ve tried it
once, it was fun and it’s a good experience. The quote should not be
taken out of context to suggest that I’m somehow encouraging
experimental drug use. sixthseal.com does not encourage, support or
condone the use of illicit drug use and diverted pharmaceuticals.
I found Xylocaine (lignocaine solution) to be interesting. It seems
to take effect almost instantaneously and lasts for around 15 – 20
minutes. The qualitative effects can be best described as a general
numbing in the area of injection. Stimuli can be felt despite the
numbness but it seems that a higher threshold is required for it to be
registered. I administered SC injections in several low dosage syringe
payloads, which seems to dilute the experience somewhat. I’ve also
noticed that a deeper needle penetration before administering produces
It healed perfectly within 48 hours.
I also found that more lignocaine solution in a single penetration
causes some swelling (fluid retention?) and increases the anesthetic
qualities of Xylocaine. I had started out conservatively, with multiple
low payload syringes, since it’s my first experience, but the latter
injections were done with higher payloads, and that resulted in an
increased subjective numbness. It is a topical anesthetic, which most
people would not consider recreational, but I found the experience to
be fun and would repeat the experiment again, with a single high
payload syringe for maximum effects.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and the methods
described in this post may be wrong or even dangerous. I would
recommend starting with a low dosage when dealing with an unfamiliar
substance. This post is just a personal experience report and should
not be regarded as an authorative source of information. I must warn
readers that this is my first time injecting lidocaine. I am not
responsible for any errors or omissions in this post. Please do not
share or re-use any injecting equipment and ensure that used syringes
are disposed responsibly.